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Review: could Hydroxychloroquine sulfate cause Hair thinning (Hair loss)?

Summary: Hair thinning is found among people who take Hydroxychloroquine sulfate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 7,639 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 107 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.

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Hydroxychloroquine sulfate

Hydroxychloroquine sulfate (latest outcomes from 7,895 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Hair thinning

Hair thinning (latest reports from 229,459 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Nov, 21, 2014: 7,639 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate. Among them, 107 people (1.40%) have Hair Thinning.

Trend of Hair thinning in Hydroxychloroquine sulfate reports

Time on Hydroxychloroquine sulfate when people have Hair thinning * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair thinning10.00%60.00%10.00%10.00%10.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair thinning when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate * :

FemaleMale
Hair thinning93.20%6.80%

Age of people who have Hair thinning when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair thinning0.00%0.00%0.00%5.56%18.89%17.78%26.67%31.11%

Severity of Hair thinning when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair thinning14.29%42.86%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair thinning ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair thinning33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (28 people, 26.17%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (14 people, 13.08%)
  3. Pain (8 people, 7.48%)
  4. Depression (8 people, 7.48%)
  5. Arthritis (5 people, 4.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Enbrel (41 people, 38.32%)
  2. Prednisone (37 people, 34.58%)
  3. Methotrexate (29 people, 27.10%)
  4. Folic acid (17 people, 15.89%)
  5. Naproxen (9 people, 8.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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